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Women With Larger Breasts May Be Less Likely to Exercise, Study Finds

Women With Larger Breasts May Be Less Likely to Exercise, Study FindsMONDAY, Aug. 21, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have larger breasts tend to exercise less or less intensely, according to a new study that suggests having breast reduction surgery could be a game changer. Australian researchers looking at exercise participation for women in this category called for more accessible, publicly funded breast reduction and other interventions. The study used survey results from nearly 2,000 women who were in the involved in the Parkrun program, which promotes 5K running and walking events. Participants were in Australia, England and South Africa.Women with bigger breasts reported that reducing their breast size would improve their exercise performance and frequency. And among the survey participants, the 56 women who had already undergone breast...

Is Your Child Lagging in Reading Skills? An Expert...

20 August 2023
Is Your Child Lagging in Reading Skills? An Expert Offers TipsSUNDAY, Aug. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Helping a child who struggles with reading can be a rewarding experience.A nationally known expert offers some tips for parents who are trying to help their child work through these difficulties.Patricia Edwards, professor of language and literacy at Michigan State University's College of Education, said it's essential to approach this challenge with patience, support and understanding.Start by identifying the struggle, Edwards suggested.“Recognize the specific areas in which your child faces difficulty," she said in a university news release. "It could be decoding words, comprehension or fluency. Understanding the root cause of the struggle will help you tailor your approach to address their needs effectively."Make reading fun and engaging....

How Kids Are Being Injured by Ceiling Fans

17 August 2023
How Kids Are Being Injured by Ceiling FansTHURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- It’s fun to playfully toss a toddler into the air, or tote a kid piggyback-style on your shoulders.But those delightful giggles may come with a risk of head injury from a typically overlooked hazard -- the room’s ceiling fan.Each year U.S. emergency rooms treat about 2,300 children for head injuries caused by ceiling fans, according to Consumer Product Safety Commission data collected between 2013 through 2021.These ER-treated injuries totaled more than 20,500 over the period, a new study in Pediatrics reports.And there are probably a lot more that go uncounted, said lead researcher Dr. Holly Hughes Garza, an epidemiologist at Dell Children’s Trauma and Injury Research Center in Austin, Texas.“It’s important to keep in mind we were...

Appeals Court Upholds Restrictions on Abortion Pill

17 August 2023
Appeals Court Upholds Restrictions on Abortion PillTHURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) – The abortion pill mifepristone should remain legal in the United States, but with significant restrictions on access to it, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.The decision, issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, effectively sets the stage for a showdown before the Supreme Court on the fate of the drug.The lower court ruling from Texas that the federal appeals court weighed would have fully revoked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the medication back in 2000. Instead, this latest decision will end availability of the drug by mail or telemedicine. The three-judge panel also said mifepristone can only be used through seven weeks, instead of 10, and the drug will be required to be...

Skipping Radiation May Be Safe for Some With Early Breast Cancer

17 August 2023
Skipping Radiation May Be Safe for Some With Early Breast CancerTHURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Many women with early breast cancer undergo breast-conserving surgery along with radiation to kill any errant cancer cells, but some may be able to safely skip radiation, new research suggests.“If the tumors are low-risk, as defined in part by being caught early/small and in part by having favorable molecular features, the risk of recurrence is minimal even if you skip out on what has been considered standard-of-care radiotherapy,” said study author Dr. Torsten Nielsen, a professor of pathology & laboratory medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.Specifically, this low-risk group comprises women aged 55 or older with a breast tumor size of less than 2 centimeters (cm) that has not spread to their lymph nodes. In...

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